Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer or composer of hymns; a hymnist.
“This one's interesting because it lists hymns by author, and gives some introductory information about the hymn-writer.”
“An earlier Unitarian hymn-writer, William Channing Gannett (1840-1923) also referenced other faiths in one of his hymns; he was a Transcendentalist, and after the American Civil War worked for several years on projects related to the newly-freed slaves (Lewis, 2006).”
“For he is not just a hymn-writer, but a leading proponent of a scarily hard-edged theology of spiritual warfare in which the earth is crawling with demons.”
“Some hymn-writer may arise whose note will be as sweet as that of the much loved singer, Dr. Horatius”
“The new feast was not long in finding a hymn-writer to embody in immortal Latin the emotions called forth by the memory of the”
“Robert Burns, by his genius for perfect statement, can give immortality to the joys of being drunk with whiskey as the average hymn-writer cannot give immortality to the joys of being drunk with the love of God.”
“It is contended that, however well known and highly esteemed the works of the saint, there is little in this particular passage to strike the fancy of a hymn-writer, while it would be a very natural thing for a prose writer to borrow some expressions from such a widely-sung hymn as the”
“Oblate of St. Charles, hymn-writer and preacher, b. at Easington near”
“A hymn-writer of the Greek Church in the eighth century, was the foster-brother of St. John of Damascus.”
“Even the hymn-writer Ringo was not free from foreign influence.”
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